The contemporary city
Architecture and art in public space – Kirchberg
A three-hour walk around the Kirchberg neighbour- hood’s architecture and art in public space provides visitors with a glimpse of the contemporary city. Just a few years ago, this plateau to the west of the city centre was occupied by a few European institutions and little else. Now it is a modern, even futuristic wonder replete with examples of audacious modern architecture such as Christian de Portzamparc’s stunning Philharmonie, I.M. Pei’s Mudam museum – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean – or the new ecological headquarters of the European Investment Bank. The tour also takes in sculptures and art installations in beautifully designed contemporary parks.